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Paula Duncan

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Occupation  Television actor
Siblings  Carmen Duncan
Spouse(s)  John Orcsik (1982 – ?)
Children  Jessica Orcsik

Name  Paula Duncan
Nephews  Duncan Barrett
Role  Actress
Nieces  Amelia Barrett
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Full Name  Paula Margaret Duncan
Born  15 September 1952 (age 63) (1952-09-15) Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
Movies and TV shows  Cop Shop, Number 96, The Young Doctors, Strange Bedfellows, Paradise Beach
Similar People  John Orcsik, Jessica Orcsik, Carmen Duncan, Reg Watson, Brian Trenchard‑Smith

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Paula Margaret Duncan (born 15 September 1952) is an Australian actress. Her numerous television roles include playing Nurse Lisa Brooks in The Young Doctors (1976–77), Detective Danni Francis in Cop Shop (1977–83), for which she twice won the Logie Award for Most Popular Actress, Lorelei Wilkinson in Prisoner (1986), Janet Bryant in Richmond Hill (1988) and Bridget Jackson in Home and Away (1990). Her sister is actress Carmen Duncan.


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Born in Cooma, New South Wales, Duncan has played several leading roles in various TV series. Early roles were Carol Finlayson in Number 96 (her sister Carmen Duncan had previously acted in this serial), followed by Lisa Brooks in The Young Doctors. She left The Young Doctors to take the role of Danni Francis in Cop Shop, and stayed in the role for the series' entire 1977-1984 run. After Cop Shop ended she played Lorelei Wilkinson in Prisoner in 1986, then was Janet Bryant in Richmond Hill (1988) for its entire 12-month run, Bridget Jackson in Home and Away, and Joan Hayden in Paradise Beach.

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In 2011 Miss Duncan joined the cast of Neighbours as Carolyn Johnstone, a love interest for Harold Bishop (Ian Smith). Duncan previously appeared in the show as Amy Medway in 1985.

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Miss Duncan is also well-known to Australian audiences through her various work on television commercials, especially humorous commercials for household cleaner Spray N' Wipe that she has been doing for over 20 years. She has also had guest appearances on the NRL Footy Show on Network Nine.

She married actor John Orcsik in June 1982 after they met acting together in Cop Shop. They have since divorced, although are now on good terms and still friends. They have also since worked together, including acting together in Paradise Beach.


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